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Cabernet Sauvignon

Meerlust, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

R345

6 in stock

Notes

The Meerlust name is synonymous with tradition, elegance and longevity. In fact, it was their Cabernet Sauvignon, produced since 1975, that was the first to carry the Meerlust label. Still in fine shape 40 years on, the ‘75 received an impressive 93-points from Christian Eedes. As the Cabernet partner to our bestselling wine ever, the 2015 Rubicon, and considering its pedigree, the stature of the 2015 vintage and the quiet rejuvenation under Cellar Master Chris Williams’ guidance, the Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is extremely well priced.

Chris took inspiration from the bottlings in the 70s and the 2015 shows this with its classic and elegant style where nothing is overdone or overstated. Layered with satisfying fruit on the palate and balanced by earthy complexity, it’s a quintessential Stellenbosch Cabernet. This 2015 promises great drinking pleasure for two decades and beyond; over and above the wine’s blue-chip potential. Clearly, this is very much a bargain for any serious collector.

Tasting notes:
'The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon spent 18 months in 50% new and 50% second-fill oak. It has a lifted, intense bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, briar, cedar and light tobacco scents. A subtle marine influence lends complexity. The palate is clean and fresh on the entry, offering graphite-tinged black fruit, much better weight in the mouth than the 2015 "Red," and gentle grip on the finish. This is an impressive Cabernet from Meerlust that should age with style.' – Neal Martin, Vinous.com, 91/100

'Classic aromas of dark berry fruit & cigarbox on 15, with a herbal element coming through more on slightly severe, firmly structured palate. 14 was a little weaker in concentration.' – Platter's South African Wine Guide 2019, 4.5*

The Meerlust name is synonymous with tradition, elegance and longevity. In fact, it was their Cabernet Sauvignon, produced since 1975, that was the first to carry the Meerlust label. Still in fine shape 40 years on, the ‘75 received an impressive 93-points from Christian Eedes. As the Cabernet partner to our bestselling wine ever, the 2015 Rubicon, and considering its pedigree, the stature of the 2015 vintage and the quiet rejuvenation under Cellar Master Chris Williams’ guidance, the Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is extremely well priced.

Chris took inspiration from the bottlings in the 70s and the 2015 shows this with its classic and elegant style where nothing is overdone or overstated. Layered with satisfying fruit on the palate and balanced by earthy complexity, it’s a quintessential Stellenbosch Cabernet. This 2015 promises great drinking pleasure for two decades and beyond; over and above the wine’s blue-chip potential. Clearly, this is very much a bargain for any serious collector.

Tasting notes:
'The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon spent 18 months in 50% new and 50% second-fill oak. It has a lifted, intense bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, briar, cedar and light tobacco scents. A subtle marine influence lends complexity. The palate is clean and fresh on the entry, offering graphite-tinged black fruit, much better weight in the mouth than the 2015 "Red," and gentle grip on the finish. This is an impressive Cabernet from Meerlust that should age with style.' – Neal Martin, Vinous.com, 91/100

'Classic aromas of dark berry fruit & cigarbox on 15, with a herbal element coming through more on slightly severe, firmly structured palate. 14 was a little weaker in concentration.' – Platter's South African Wine Guide 2019, 4.5*

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NM 91

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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